Dyslexia A2Z – Computers, Electronic Devices, Voice Recognition Software, and Educational Games!


Word cloud concept illustration of biometrics recognitionIn the UK approximately 83% of the ¹population has access to a computer, if not at home, at school, college, library, etc. Computers can be of great benefit to people who are dyslexic or have other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).

In this section, you will find information on ‘Specialist Software and Specialist Computer equipment,’ which can help people who have Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).

Below you will find an extensive, although not an exhaustive list of specialist software and equipment on this site.

¹ The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) 8th August 2013


Computer Software Packages

Technology

There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones that support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills. Read More

 


Voice Recognition Software (VRS) / Speech Recognition Software

There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones that support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills. Read More

 


Mind Mapping

Some dyslexics prefer a visual working environment. Mind-mapping software makes it easy to get ideas down and then re-arrange them into order. They can be used to brainstorm, write essays, revise projects, take notes, etc. Read More

 


Touch Typing

A lot of my colleagues say that children/students should ‘touch-type.’ I am not sure why they think this to be essential. However, I do believe that all children/students should know there way around the keyboard, but that is not the same thing as touch-typing. However, there are a lot of Touch-Typing courses available, and some are excellent for people with dyslexia.  Take a look and see for yourself. Read More

 


information technology

Inclusive Technology is an excellent company that has won many awards for their work with dyslexia and other special needs with computers. Read More

 


educational games

I include games in this section because many parents often see arcade type games as children just playing. But playing these games can help develop hand/eye coordination, and a fun approach is adopted to make learning almost painless. Sinking battleships in alphabetical order is far more exciting than looking for X, Y, Z, etc. on a keyboard! Read More

 


free educational games

I include games in this section because many parents often see arcade type games as children just playing. But playing these games can help develop hand/eye coordination, and a fun approach is adopted to make learning almost painless. Sinking battleships in alphabetical order is far more exciting than looking for X, Y, Z, etc. on a keyboard! Read More

 


study skills

Technology has made studying so much more comfortable for all students – not just dyslexic ones. Many programs can help with time management, planning, note-taking, reading, and writing. Read More

 


speech training

Communication
Computers are now helping children (and adults) at some schools and with private tutors, to learn to speak correctly. A speech training aid computer displays the word it wants a student to say and listens to the way the student repeats the word. It then tells them if they have pronounced it correctly. Once the student has said the word accurately, he can move on to the next word. Read More